2021 Orlando Supercross Rnd 8 Results

| February 20, 2021

2021 Orlando Supercross Rnd 8 results. Cooper Webb (Red Bull KTM) took the “W” tonight in Orlando, making it two for two during Supercross’s two-race stay at Camping World Stadium in Florida. The win, once again, cuts into Ken Roczen’s (Honda HRC) championship points lead, narrowing the gap to just six.

In the 250SX West opener, Justin Cooper (Monster Energy/Star Racing Yamaha) took the win, while some of the title contenders already have their back to the walls, including both Martin brothers, and Jordon Smith. Both Jeremy and Alex Martin retired early with injuries.

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Cooper Webb did some cleaning up of his own after sweeping the Orlando 1 and 2 Supercross rounds. Photos: BrownDog Wilson

2021 Orlando 2 Supercross Rnd 8 Results – 450SX Main Event

Starts have been a strong suit all season for Justin Barcia (TLD/Red Bull/GasGas) and he racked up another holeshot at the start of the 450SX main event. However, he was quickly passed in turn two by Florida native and hometown hero Adam Cianciarulo (Monster Energy Kawasaki). Cianciarulo looked to get away and capitalize on the poor starts from the rest of his competition.

Marvin Musquin and his Red Bull KTM teammate Cooper Webb followed in tow behind the leaders, with Musquin making a huge bobble through the technical whoop section but staying upright.

Championship contenders Roczen and Eli Tomac (Monster Energy Kawasaki) were both victims of bad starts and were forced to fight their way through the field. The two rivals found themselves deadlocked in a battle from the five-minute mark onward.

Webb continued to close the gap on Cianciarulo while Roczen simultaneously did the same on Tomac. Both Webb and Roczen were able to make advances at nearly the same time, with Webb becoming the new race leader.

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Marvin Musquin made it a KTM 1-2.

At the 12-minute mark, Musquin found himself right on the exhaust pipe of Cianciarulo. The treacherous whoops then claimed another victim, as Cianciarulo was sent over the bars and his bike toppled over him. Cianciarulo would retire to the pits. This mishap would allow Musquin to secure the second-place position.

Despite a handful of mistakes, Tomac was able to inch back on Roczen, who was at this point on the coat ends of Barcia. The three heavyweights were neck-and-neck for the latter part of the race, creating a suspenseful battle. Tomac and Roczen would continue to exchange positions but Roczen would eventually seal the deal around last year’s championship winner and set his sites on the number-51 machine.

With only two laps to go, the day’s fastest qualifier, Jason Anderson (Rockstar Energy Husqvarna) also made his way around Tomac to solidify a fifth-place finish.

Webb bested the competition and lit the candles for his third main event win of the season. His Red Bull KTM teammate, Musquin, held on for second, his best finish of the 2021 season. Barcia rounded out the podium with Roczen fourth, Anderson fifth, and Tomac in sixth.

Max Anstie (HEP Suzuki) made his return to the Supercross series, finishing 18th.

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Justin Cooper (32) made it look easy en route to the 250SX West main-event win.

2021 Orlando 2 Supercross Rnd 8 Results – 250SX West Main Event

Orlando 2 marked the start of the 250SX West Coast series, with a number of Supercross rookies making their debut in the Sunshine State.

The 250SX West main began with a big pile-up just after the first corner, collecting a handful of riders including Jeremy Martin (Monster Energy/Star Racing Yamaha). A little further down the track, Jeremy’s brother Alex (Manluk/Rock River Yamaha) hit the deck and the race was red-flagged. Alex, who apparently hit his head in the fall, was carted off the track but waived to the fans during his departure. Jeremy also walked back to the pits with an injury. So, not even a full lap into the main event, both Martin’s were out of the race.

On the restart, it was Justin Cooper (Monster Energy Star Racing Yamaha) with another great jump; he was leading when the red flag came out earlier. He was followed by Jordon Smith (Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki) and Jalek Swoll (Rockstar Energy Husqvarna).

Smith’s teammate and heat race winner Cameron McAdoo (Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki) made a number of moves through the whoop section and looked to make a statement at the opening round.

The number-80 Kawasaki of Smith, however, crashed through the same whoop section while in second place. He remounted but would finish two laps down in 20th place.

There was no shortage of carnage in tonight’s 250SX main event as a number of riders made aggressive block passes or found themselves hitting the ground.

At the midway point of the race, the action mellowed out, and the main pack of riders was spread out, allowing Cooper to strengthen his race lead. Cooper would stamp his name in the record books and take home the first race of the west coast season.

McAdoo made strong passes during the opening stages of the race and firmly solidified his place in second.

Garrett Marchbanks (Club MX Yamaha) rode a solid race on his new team and rounded out the podium in third.

Hunter Lawrence (Honda HRC) had a quiet ride in Orlando, logging a fifth on the night, right behind Rockstar Energy Husqvarna’s Jalek Swoll.

—Ryan Nitzen

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Cameron McAdoo was second in the 250SX West main.

2021 Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship

Round 8

Camping World Stadium

Orlando, Florida

February 20, 2021

450SX Results (Top 10)

1. Cooper Webb (KTM) 25 laps
2. Marvin Musquin (KTM) 04.04
3. Justin Barcia (GG) 06.364
4. Ken Roczen (Hon) 07.408
5. Jason Anderson (Hus) 13.041
6. Eli Tomac (Kaw) 14.252
7. Malcolm Stewart (Yam) 26.165
8. Zach Osborne (Hus) 30.623
9. Aaron Plessinger (Yam) 32.913
10. Justin Bogle (KTM) 44.325

250SX West Results (Top 10)

1. Justin Cooper (Yam) 19 laps
2. Cameron McAdoo (Kaw) 04.887
3. Garrett Marchbanks (Yam) 19.080
4. Jalek Swoll (Hus) 22.773
5. Hunter Lawrence (Hon) 26.244
6. Seth Hammaker (Kaw) 28.710
7. Kyle Peters (Hon) 33.566
8. Chris Blose (GG) 36.116
9. Robbie Wageman (Yam) 41.418
10. Jace Owen (Yam) 44.012

 SUPERCROSS POINT STANDINGS

450SX Point Standings (After 8 of 17 rounds)

1. Ken Roczen (Hon) 180/3 wins
2. Cooper Webb (KTM) 174/3 wins
3. Eli Tomac (Kaw) 149/1 win
4. Justin Barcia (GG) 136/1 win
5. Marvin Musquin (KTM) 133
6. Malcolm Stewart (Yam) 125
7. Zach Osborne (Hus) 123
8. Adam Cianciarulo (Kaw) 120
9. Aaron Plessinger (Yam) 113
10. Dylan Ferrandis (Yam) 109

250SX West Point Standings (After 1 of 10 rounds)

1. Justin Cooper (Yam) 26/1 win
2. Cameron McAdoo (Kaw) 23
3. Garrett Marchbanks (Yam) 21
4. Jalek Swoll (Hus) 19
5. Hunter Lawrence (Hon) 18
6. Seth Hammaker (Kaw) 17
7. Kyle Peters (Hon) 16
8. Chris Blose (GG) 15
9. Robbie Wageman (Yam) 14
10. Jace Owen (Yam) 13

2021 Orlando Supercross Rnd 8 Qualifying

2021 Orlando Supercross Rnd 8 qualifying results are complete. Jason Anderson (Rockstar Energy Husqvarna) found a little something special in the second of the two timed qualifying sessions and came away as the top 450SX-class qualifier at Orlando 2, round eight of the 2021 Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship at the outdoor Camping World Stadium.

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Jason Anderson topped 450SX qualifying at Orlando 2 Supercross. Photos: BrownDog Wilson

“I’m ready to go out there and do some battling tonight,” the 2018 champ said afterward.

Anderson looked smooth and in control on the hard-packed and dry Orlando track, which, because of the weather during the week, features a similar layout as last week’s track. Today, however, the weather is ideal with blue and sunny skies all around.

Last week’s winner Cooper Webb (Red Bull KTM) qualified second, and Dylan Ferrandis (Monster Energy Star Racing Yamaha) surprised everyone by setting the third-quickest time of the afternoon—it’s not that he’s not capable of going that fast but he’s still sore from last week’s crash (chest).

Ferrandis finished just ahead of the usual players: Ken Roczen, Eli Tomac, Adam Cianciarulo and Marvin Musquin. Honda rider Benny Bloss had a clean lap, qualifying eighth ahead of Zach Osborne and Martin Davalos, who rounded out the top 10.

Justin Barcia is not having a great afternoon. He seems to be struggling a bit, unable to lay down a clean lap, and suffering a small crash. The TLD/Red Bull/GasGas Team rider officially qualified 18th.

Muc-Off Honda’s Justin Brayton is sitting this one out. He had a crash during the week but should return for the next race (after a break in the championship) at Daytona.

Twisted Tea/H.E.P. Motorsports Suzuki’s Adam Enticknap and a big crash in Q1 that resulted in a reportedly broken collarbone and shoulder. And Justin Starling (General Grind & Machine/Team199/JSR Motorsports) appears to be out for the night after crashing hard in Q2, forcing a temporary stoppage in the session.

However, Twisted Tea/H.E.P. Motorsports Suzuki rider Max Anstie is making his season debut today. He’s been sidelined ever since injuring his back just before round one. The Brit qualified 22nd.

2021 Orlando Supercross Rnd 8 Results
Justin Cooper got the 250SX West Championship going by topping qualifying.

The 250SX West Championship finally gets underway today. There are a number of rookies in the field, including Seth Hammaker, Jarrett Frye, Nate Thrasher and Dilan Schwartz. Plus, there are a number of vets out there, as well, most notably, Jeremy Martin, on the Monster Energy Star Racing Yamaha.

The top qualifier was, however, Justin Cooper (Monster Energy Star Racing Yamaha), despite having suffered a broken foot a few weeks ago. But that didn’t seem to bother him one bit so far today.

Hammaker was impressive, qualifying second on the Monster Energy/Pro Circuit Kawasaki, followed by Martin, Jordon Smith (Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki), Hunter Lawrence (Honda HRC), Cameron McAdoo (Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki), Stilez Robertson (Rockstar Energy Husqvarna), Alex Martin (Manluk Racing/Rock River/Merge Racing Team), Jalek Swoll (Rockstar Energy Husqvarna) and former race winner and former Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki Team rider Garrett Marchbanks, who is now a privateer as a member of the ClubMX program.

Arenacross Championship leader Kyle Peters (Phoenix Racing Honda) qualified 13th, and BARX/Chaparral/ECSTAR Suzuki’s Schwartz 16th.

Sean Cantrell (BARX/Chaparral/ECSTAR Suzuki) is making his racing comeback in Orlando. The Californian qualified 25th. CN

2021 Orlando Supercross Rnd 8 Results Qualifying

450SX Combined Qualifying (Top 10)

1. Jason Anderson (Hus) 51.079
2. Cooper Webb (KTM) 50.217
3. Dylan Ferrandis (Yam) 50.237
4. Ken Roczen (Hon) 50.626
5. Eli Tomac (Kaw) 50.670
6. Adam Cianciarulo (Kaw) 50.713
7. Marvin Musquin (KTM) 50.728
8. Benny Bloss (Hon) 50.769
9. Zach Osborne (Hus) 51.009
10. Martin Davalos (KTM) 51.063

250SX West Combined Qualifying (Top 10)

1. Justin Cooper (Yam) 51.095
2. Seth Hammaker (Kaw) 51.330
3. Jeremy Martin (Yam) 51.513
4. Jordon Smith (Kaw) 51.839
5. Hunter Lawrence (Hon) 52.259
6. Cameron McAdoo (Kaw) 52.260
7. Stilez Robertson (Hus) 52.269
8. Alex Martin (Yam) 52.345
9. Jalek Swoll (Hus) 52.363
10. Garrett Marchbanks (Yam) 52.896

Monster Energy Supercross/Telecast Schedule

Saturday, January 16 Houston (East) NBCSN 6 p.m. ET
Tuesday, January 19 Houston (East) NBCSN* 10:30 p.m. ET
Saturday, January 23 Houston (East) NBCSN 8 p.m. ET
Saturday, January 30 Indianapolis (East) NBCSN 8 p.m. ET
Saturday, January 31 Indianapolis (East) NBC** 11 p.m. ET
Tuesday, February 2 Indianapolis (East) NBCSN* 11 p.m. ET
Saturday, February 6 Indianapolis (East) NBCSN 8 p.m. ET
Saturday, February 13 Orlando (East) NBCSN 7:30 p.m. ET
Saturday, February 20 Orlando (West) NBCSN 7 p.m. ET
Saturday, March 6 Daytona (West) NBCSN 7 p.m. ET
Saturday, March 13 Arlington (West) NBCSN 7 p.m. ET
Tuesday, March 16 Arlington (West) NBCSN* 10:30 p.m. ET
Saturday, March 20 Arlington (West) NBCSN* 10:30 p.m. ET
Saturday, April 10 Atlanta (West) NBC 3 p.m. ET
Tuesday, April 13 Atlanta (West) NBCSN* 10 p.m. ET
Saturday, April 17 Atlanta (West) NBCSN* 8:30 p.m. ET
Saturday, April 24 Salt Lake City (West) NBCSN 7 p.m. ET
Saturday, May 1 Salt Lake City (East/West) NBCSN 10 p.m. ET
Sunday, May 2 Salt Lake City (East/West) NBC** 1:30 p.m. ET

*Same-day delay

**Taped coverage

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